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Friday, September 5, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 9:20 pm

Modi turns teacher, says he is a task master 
New Delhi: In a first, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today turned a teacher interacting with lakhs of school children across the country through video conferencing, laying emphasis on girls' education, cleanliness and the need to protect environment while describing himself as a "task master".

Jung seeks President's nod to invite BJP to
form government

NEW DELHI: Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung has sought President Pranab Mukherjee's permission to invite the single largest party in the state Assembly � the BJP � to form the government in Delhi, informed sources said on Friday.

Liquor factory run by Indians busted in Saudi Arabia 
Dubai: Saudi authorities have busted an underground liquor factory run by Indian nationals, arresting two men and seizing huge quantities of liquor and equipment used for packaging, a media report said.

10 die in house collapse
Rain lashes Punjab, Haryana

Australian PM returns 11th century stolen idols to Modi
New Delhi: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott today handed over to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi two antique statues of Hindu deities which were allegedly stolen from temples in Tamil Nadu before being bought by art galleries in Australia.

Country ready to tackle threat from outfits
like al-Qaeda: IAF chief

NEW DELHI: IAF chief Arup Raha on Friday said there was a threat from terror groups such as al-Qaeda but the country is ready to tackle such outfits.

Release undertrials who have served half their term: SC
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today ordered the release of all undertrial prisoners who have spent half of the maximum sentence prescribed for the offences they are charged with.

Indian pleads guilty to visa fraud in US
Sania-Cara disappoint in US Open semis

Al-Qaeda wants to portray Modi as enemy of Islam: US analyst
AAP accuses LG of promoting horse-trading

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India, Pak troops agree not to target civilians along LoC
At flag meet, Delhi says it will respond with full force to cross-border firing
New Delhi, September 4
Army commanders of India and Pakistan have agreed not to target civilians, livestock and their property on either side of the 749-km-long Line of Control (LoC) that recently witnessed a spate of cross-border firing.
A file photo of a villager showing bullet marks on the wall of his house after firing from the Pakistan side in RS Pura. A file photo of a villager showing bullet marks on the wall of his house after firing from the Pakistan side in RS Pura.









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Security agencies warn of Al-Qaeda strikes in India
New Delhi/Srinagar, Sept 4
Al-Qaeda�s threat to target India could be carried out by a mix of India and Pakistan-based radical terror groups having trained suicide bombers, Indian security agencies warned Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today.

70 feared dead as bus swept away in Rajouri flash flood
Raipur (Nowshera), Sept 4
Seventy members of a marriage party were feared dead after the bus in which they were travelling was swept away in a flash flood in Nowshera tehsil of Rajouri district today. Sources said the bus, which was on its way from Bhata village to Lam, overturned after it got stuck on a bridge over the raging Gambhir river near Salli Trar village around 11.45 am.

J&K page: Flood alert in Valley, five dead
Army launches Op Megh Rahat in flood-ravaged Jammu region
An Army rescue vehicle tries to pull out a bus (encircled) submerged in the raging waters after it was swept away at Nowshera in Rajouri district on Thursday. An Army rescue vehicle tries to pull out a bus (encircled) submerged in the raging waters after it was swept away at Nowshera in Rajouri district on Thursday. A Tribune Photo


PUNJAB: 8 Punjabis stuck in Libya urge govt to rescue them

HARYANA: CM should resign: INLD

J&KHeavy rain disrupts normal life in Jammu

HIMACHAL: HC notice to govt, HRTC on mishaps
UTTARAKHAND: Darma valley residents seek all-weather roads

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University decides today

LUDHIANA: Rain renders residents �powerless�

DELHI: Database to curb crime at IGI airport

OPINIONSDiminished Sharif

NATION: India�s growth story amazing: Oz PM

BUSINESS: Maruti to pay royalty to Suzuki in rupees for future models
SPORTS: Ruthless Djoker breaks Andy�s back
WORLD: Talks to end political logjam in Pakistan gain momentum


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Can�t gag media, SC tells CBI chief
Ranjit SinhaNew Delhi, September 4
The Supreme Court today refused to restrain the media from making public the names of business executives who reportedly visited CBI Director Ranjit Sinha at his residence in New Delhi purportedly to derail the agency probe into the 2G scam.

Nithari killer Koli to be hanged on September 12
Meerut, September 4
Nithari serial killer Surinder Koli, who has been sentenced to death for the brutal killing of a 14-year-old girl, will be hanged here on September 12, Jail Superintendent SHM Rizvi said tonight.

Won�t bail out Punjab on power subsidy: Jaitley
Chandigarh, September 4
Achche din for Punjab are still a far cry! Dashing all hopes of the Akali leadership in Punjab to the ground, the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has asked the cash-strapped Punjab government to reconsider rationalizing its power subsidy, which is more than the revenue deficit of the state for 2013-14.


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